Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

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Title: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: bad Chad on May 02, 2021, 04:30:47 PM
I pulled out my trusty endoscope, ( I have a discount colonoscopy business I run out of my basement) to look at the fuel filter in my 17 v9.   It does have the plastic filter, although it looks to be in good shape so far, maybe because it's had 80% non ethanol fuel its whole life?  Anyway, I can't count on finding such gas while on road trips, so I want to replace it.  Is there any info or experience one could relate to me, to making pulling the tank and filter a pain free job?

I took a pic, but my $20 endoscope from ebay is fighting me, when it come to posting such pics.
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: guzzisteve on May 02, 2021, 06:25:13 PM
You can do it fine.
Lift tank(EMPTY) unhook cap drain & tank breather, disconnect fuel hose fitting. May have a green square by frame rail to pop apart, cant remember.  Flip over on soft towl and undo the 6 screws, that's it.
Don't forget to unplug the lectrics.
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: guzzisteve on May 05, 2021, 11:44:16 AM
Did you get it done?
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: bad Chad on May 05, 2021, 03:33:42 PM
Not yet, I still have to order the proper filter.   I actually won't be getting to it until June.  I'll follow up then.
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: Zenermaniac on May 05, 2021, 05:38:43 PM
I just did my V9 Roamer this afternoon.  Took me half an hour of fiddling and swearing to get it out of the tank.  I didn’t have the correct Oetiker clamps but did have some 3/8” size from the hardware store. They’re a little bigger but seemed to crimp down okay. Guess we’ll see if they are snug enough. The old filter  was swelled up and didn’t look like it would last much longer with only around 1400 miles on it. Damn ethanol gas.  The new filter (Mahle KL-145) is slightly larger and I didn’t think it would go into the tank but with a lot of wiggling and twisting it finally went in. I was really close to bypassing the internal tank mount and mounting it externally. The Roamer started right up and no leakage seen. Now I need an Aleve and a stiff drink.


(https://i.ibb.co/6NCH3b8/57-D944-D2-15-E5-4336-91-AC-9-D07-ACDFEBE6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6NCH3b8)
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: bad Chad on May 31, 2021, 09:38:11 AM

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leaflet linestring (https://geojsonlint.com/)
Changed mine yesterday, all went fairly straight forward.   I used the Mahle 145 too. I used two small zip ties in place of stock larger tie, I was able to get it all back in the tank in about two minutes of finagling.

Old filter is bloated and highly suspect.   Guzzi is no longer installing the Mahle 150, it took them a long time but perhaps they learned the error of their ways?
Title: Re: Anyone pulled a v9 tank to get fuel filter?
Post by: guzziart on May 31, 2021, 09:49:03 AM
No V9 Content.

FWIW, replaced ' 03 V11 Lemans in-tank filter. Filter & tank gasket came from Cadre Cycle, fuel hoses from Euro Moto electrics.


(https://i.ibb.co/Gvk1qhH/V11-Fuel-Filter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Gvk1qhH)